Arizona may be spread out, but we're certainly not spread thin when it comes to public art.
Just ask Scottsdale Public Art (SPA). Since starting the IN FLUX initiative in 2010, the organization has been using temporary public art installations to connect the Valley arts community throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, and Gilbert.
Now as they prepare for IN FLUX Cycle 5, which will run from January through May of 2015, they're looking for new artists to bring their talents to the table.
Now, before you get ahead of yourselves, SPA is currently only issuing a call for eligible artists. Actual art proposals will not be accepted until after the artists have been selected.
Artist interested in applying for IN FLUX Cycle 5 must be Arizona residents who did not participate in IN FLUX Cycle 4. Artists will be selected by a panel of representatives from all seven cities.
Artists can apply as individuals or as a team but collaborations must elect one member as a point of contact. IN FLUX Cycle 5 is offering up to 20 installation opportunities throughout the metro area with a variable budget ranging from $3,500 to $7,000 to cover the cost of labor, materials, transportation, etc. IN FLUX Cycle 5 installations will be on view for a maximum of 12 months.
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Deadline for artist applications is midnight on Monday, September 15. Selected artist will be notified between Friday, September 26, and Tuesday, September 30. Project development will begin Wednesday, October 1, and project installation will commence Friday, October 31.
To answer questions one-on-one, SPA is hosting a series of free Cycle 5 coffee talks at various locations throughout the Valley. Visit SPA online for a look at the full coffee talk schedule. For more information on IN FLUX Cycle 5 or to apply, visit influxaz.submittable.com/submit.